This is the story of a modern Jonah whom the ravages of World War II have torn from his home, scattering his family across three continents. Returning to Germany, Emmanuel meets his mother, who abandoned her four children during the war, and finds her unmoved, without any sense of guilt.
Stone after stone, Schütz reconstructs his family's story like a master archaeologist.
This novel can be compared to the writings of Gunther Grass and Koszinski.
Critic Gershon Shaked
English translation available (for publishers only)
|Title|| ||The Grass and the Sand|
|Author’s Last Name|| ||Schutz|
|Author's First Name|| ||David|
|Language(s)|| ||German, French|
|Publisher (Hebrew)|| ||Sifriat Poalim|
|Year of Publication (Hebrew)|| ||1978|
|Publisher 2 (Hebrew)|| ||Keter|
|Year of Publication 2 (Hebrew)|| ||1992|
|No. Pages|| ||216 pp.|
|Book title - Hebrew (phonetic)|| ||Ha-Esev Ve-Ha-Hol|
|Representation|| ||Represented by ITHL|
French: Paris, Hachette, 1981
German: Hildesheim, Claassen, 1992; pback: Frankfurt, Fischer, 1997